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Beatrice Korlekie Newman
Designer & Director of KORLEKIE
Korlekie is a new women’s fashion brand offering exquisite, elegant, opulent and unique clothing and accessories. The garments all feature the skillful and delicate craftsmanship developed by the brand’s Owner and Creative Director; Beatrice Korlekie Newman.
The Korlekie brand is steeped in an Afro-British context, blending inspiration from Ghana, where Beatrice’s family is originally from, and know-how from the traditional manufacturing techniques of the UK industry.
The Korlekie signature look consists of hand knitted pieces with heavy embellishment, beading and intricate detailing all inspired by the designer’s Afro-British culture.
The brand takes its name from Beatrice’s middle name, which she inherited from her father’s tribe, the GA-Adangbe, who hail from the eastern region of Ghana. As if pre-destined to soar from her birth, KORLEKIE means Queen of Eagles.
Since its soft launch in late 2012, Korlekie has already enjoyed a cult following, and has been worn on stage and on the red carpet by celebrities including Rita Ora, Alesha Dixon, Anna Friel, Ellie Goulding and Paloma Faith. The brand has also appeared in numerous editorial and digital publications such as Vogue, Elle, Fault and Dazed Digital.
"Exquisite, elegant craftsmanship. Made by hand with love"
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We have been honored to work with some of industries most creative and beautiful women such as Shinghai Shoniwa of British band Noisettes, Britain’s sweetheart Alesha Dixon, music rebel Rita Ora and retro queen Paloma Faith to name a few.
Click through our portfolio to view some of the exquisite pieces worn by the queens above and many more and to also view our luxurious craft in more detail.